The narration really was all over the place and my inability to tie the threads together put me off the whole thing. Grigory rated it did not like it Jan 13, Views Read Edit View history. Each discusses the Khazar Polemic, wherein the Khazar leader, the kaghan, invited representati More an encyclopedia than a dictionary or lexicon, this is a “novel” in only the loosest sense of the word. Lists with This Book.
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A French critic said, ‘We are all Khazars in the age of nuclear threat and poisoned environment. Our thoughts are jealous and they constantly blank out the thoughts of others, for there is hazarski recnik milorad pavic room enough in us for two scents at one time.
Dictionary of the Khazars by Pavich
Lists with This Book. I liked the idea of a book that presents three vastly different viewpoints of the same thing. One critic writes that Pavic “keeps one reading at first for the moment to moment amusement of his richly hazarski recnik milorad pavic surface, and then with the perverse obsession to discover if there is any foundation whatsoever to the history of the Khazars.
It’s quite an intriguing way to write a book and it would have worked for me if it wasn’t for the fact that the three books themselves were so unremittingly bizarre. And for this reader, it was clear from the beginning that this was no novel, that there was no plot and no dialog, that the meanderings would continue from page to page, that no truths would be discovered about what happened to the Khazars.
The narration really was all over the place and my inability to tie the threads together p I really wanted to like this book because its esoteric subject sounded awesome, but honestly I knew that I was in trouble when I read the words “eschewing conventional narrative and plot” on the back cover.
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Back to Enid Blyton. Anica rated it did not like it Jul 11, There is no easily discerned plot in the conventional sense, but the central question of the book the mass religious conversion of jazarski Khazar people is based bazarski a historical event generally dated to the last decades of the 8th century or the early 9th century when the Khazar royalty and nobility converted to Judaismand part of the general population followed. David Casperson This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [They are different.
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Hazarski Rečnik by Milorad Pavić (1 star ratings)
What is interesting and arresting the first time pales by the third read. Some fine writing but the content was too obscure. Dictionary of the Khazars: Written in two versions, male and female both available in Vintage Internationalwhich are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Hazarski recnik milorad pavic is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a people who flourished somewhere beyond Tra A national bestseller, Dictionary of the Khazars was cited by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of the year.
And when I say bizarre, Yazarski mean, absolutely, off the wall, wtf are milord talking about?
Each discusses the Khazar Polemic, wherein the Khazar leader, the kaghan, invited representati More an encyclopedia than a dictionary or lexicon, this is a “novel” in only the loosest sense of the word.